Karin is the only daughter of the wealthy Kanzuki zaibatsu (Japanese corporate family). Her family believes that they must be the best in everything they do, and Karin has trained many long hours to become the best martial artist in Japan. The undisputed champion at her school, Karin was always searching for a suitable challengers to prove her skill.
Karin first became aware of a young fighter named Sakura when she saw the youth fighting with a gang of thugs. She took an interest in Sakura's talent, and challenged her to a fight at their local school. Karin lost, and was greatly embarrassed. To restore her honor, she set up a tournament in the hopes that Sakura would face her in the final match. This was not to be, because Karin lost to the American karate champ Ken Masters, who made a surprise appearance. Karin admired Ken's skill, but did not attempt to emulate him as Sakura did with Ryu.
Through her scheming, Karin eventually gained 80% control of the Kanzuki Zaibatsu. She was now free to live life as she chose, but she still could not get her loss to Sakura out of her mind. She longed for the day when she could defeat her rival and hated adversary. After turning down an offer from the criminal organization Shadowlaw, Karin left home to battle the one person who had defeated her. She met up with Sakura, but once again met defeat. Karin returned home and began training harder, waiting for the day when she could repay Sakura for daring to disgrace her.
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TRIVIA-Karin was created as a rival for Sakura in the Japanese manga (comic book).
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